Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director of Turbine Theatre, has announced that the new musical Cake – The Marie Antoinette PLAYlist, which started life at the inaugural MTFestUK in 2019, will embark on a UK tour in Spring 2023.
This brand-new musical, come gig, come ballet, has been created by some of the most exciting figures in modern British Theatre and has a Book co-written by Morgan Lloyd Malcom and Tasha Taylor Johnson, Music by Tasha Taylor Johnson and Jack McManus, Lyrics by Tasha Taylor Johnson, Direction and Choreography by Drew McOnie , and is based on an idea by Paul Taylor Mills
Cake combines rap and RnB with 18th century France to retell a story that sparked a revolution. When Marie Antoinette married King Louis, her reputation was already tarnished by gossip. But when she is implicated in a crime to defraud the crown jewellers of a diamond necklace, it is not just her reputation at stake, but the monarchy and France itself.
Cake – The Marie Antoinette PLAYlist was originally commissioned by Paul Taylor-Mills (Heathers & In the Heights) at The Other Palace five years ago and promises to re-define our expectations of what a musical can be.
Taylor-Mills has also announced the return of the highly celebrated annual festival of new musical theatre, MTFestUK 2023, running from 30 January to 11 February 2023 at The Turbine Theatre in Battersea.
Submissions to be part of this festival are now open, and to submit shows for consideration please email firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date on Friday 29 October 2022.
The Festival sets out to promote quality artistry, showcasing new musicals to UK audiences with a view to elevating them to full production, and giving audiences an insight into the process of creating new work and the art of collaboration. Taylor-Mills launched the inaugural MTFestUK season at The Other Palace in 2019, followed by a 2020 & 2021 season at The Turbine Theatre.